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romney got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney touted his own accomplishments as governor of massachusetts but continually pointed to what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> you have been president for four years. you said would you cut the deficit in half. it's now four years later. we still have trillion dollar deficits. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change a
is the incumbent so he has to be favored a little bit but romney has been practicing for months now and a lot of people think he comes off somewhat robotic and what not. is it a bigger night for him? >> reporter: you know, mitt romney himself has said this will be a critical moment in his campaign. both have been practicing using proxies to fill in for the opponents. the incumbent usually doesn't do well on the first debate. they say that's because the challenger is essentially elevated just from being on the very stage with the president for the first time the two actually seen as equals in the campaign and in the election. both sides hope to avoid any gaffs which if history is any indication can often times be more memorable. >> it's like being a referee at a baseball game. if you are good nobody knows. if you are bad, everybody knows. >> thank you, bigad shaban. >> you can see the debate live right here on cbs 5. it all starts at 6:00 tonight. >>> a heat wave has been blamed for soar gas prices. the exxonmobil refinery in torrence lost power monday due to high temperatures that. combined w
the night in san francisco. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today in virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership in the world. >>> 6:34. another morning, another record at the pump. governor brown now taking some steps hopefully to ease back on the record gasoline prices we have been seeing the last couple of weeks. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the newsroom with the idea behind the governor's action. cate, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the governor is calling in this a state of emergency asking for the immediate release of a less expensive blend to help ease prices at the pump. now, according to aaa, gas prices in the bay area are at record highs. in san francisco, it's $4.73 for a gallon of regular. in san jose and oakland, you're paying dollars 4.67. governor brown asked state regulators yesterday to release the winter blend early. normally it comes out after halloween. experts say the early release could inc
in the lead now. shows mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the president is now in one of those states right now as he prepares for the first debate. two men will face off in denver on wednesday night. president obama holding a rally in las vegas last night speaking to 11,000 people there. and senator john kerry is playing the poll. and rob port man is acting as romney. >> both are excellent in their own way. you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, trafficking. >> we'll see how it goes. debate is on wednesday. focus on domestic policy. romney is speaking about foreign matters. he says today that the president has shown weakness. >> the supreme court is set to tackle big cases today. the court will take on issues relating to same sex marriage and privacy issues. 6 of the 9 justices. it's the traditional mass held the day before the start of a new session. time now is 6:10. from the
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